Them crazy jumping twisty tricks in the air

When I was much younger, I used to think that Darth Maul doing a butterfly twist in Star Wars Episode 1 was the coolest thing in the world.


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Hockey Road Trip part 1

This week, my Grumbles are going to be pretty disappointing to those who come for nerdiness. There will be some mentions of Star Trek and comic books, but the main focus will be on Canada’s favorite sport: Hockey. I went on a road trip with two of my friends from university to see our beloved Maple Leafs final game of the season. They don’t know I’m writing this and I’m not sure that they’ll want their real names used so I’m providing them with code names: Yoga and SoMe. Continue reading

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Fast food review: McDonald’s salad

McDonald’s salads are actually pretty good.  They put a lot of effort in adding delicious flavours and adding a lot of fat via bacon, cheese, Caesar dressing (AKA fat dressing), etc. etc.  But here’s the weird part.  While McDonald’s has found ways to add fat into their salads, they still don’t have a lot of calories. Continue reading

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier Thoughts

I just got home from seeing Captain America 2! It definitely holds up to the standard of the best Marvel sequels – Iron Man 3 and Thor 2. I was a little skeptical going in, so I’m happy to be proven wrong. I’m going to give my thoughts point by point. Continue reading

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Dreaming about being awake

Every once in a while, I will dream about waking up and think that I am awake.  These dreams are always the weirdest.  It is very confusing for me when I am trying to turn my alarm clock off and nothing happens.  And then I actually wake up and realize what’s happening: the real world was crossing over into my dream.  Then I turn the alarm clock off.

So now you know what confuses me.

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Man Meets Boy Meets World

Here’s a column that’s going to bug everyone who was disappointed that I stopped watching Breaking Bad in order to watch Downton Abbey. Well, after five episodes of season four we have taken another break. This time, I think it’s for something even more unforgiveable. We recently came into possession of a television show that is near and dear to my wife’s heart. It’s something she watched regularly as a kid during that classic TV era TGIF. That’s right, we have the complete series of Boy Meets World. Continue reading

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Why Steven Universe is brilliant

Steven-Universe-Premiere-posterMost kids’ shows create a fantasy world where the heroes always succeed and there are always happy endings.  While Steven Universe is clearly set in a fantasy world, it is one of the realest shows on TV.  It adds a healthy dose of realism to the typical morals and values you would find in kids’ show. Continue reading

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Three Trailers

I think it’s pretty clear that The Guardians of the Galaxy trailer was the nerd trailer of the year. If not the decade. I think the only trailer I’ve ever watched more was the one for the first X-Men movie. That’s probably also the only time I’ve downloaded a trailer and watched it frame by frame. It was summer break. I didn’t have much to do. That being said, there have been a triumvirate of nerdy trailers that have debuted and I would like to discus my thoughts on them. Continue reading

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Subway: The bread is a lie

I don’t eat whole grain bread (it’s disgusting) but it turns out that the brown “9-Grain wheat bread” at Subway isn’t whole grain bread at all.  The main ingredient in it is your normal everyday “enriched flour”.  While whole wheat flour is an ingredient, there is more glucose-fructose (sugar) in the bread than whole wheat flour.

The bread is more or less white bread masquerading as something it’s not.

subway 9-grain example

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Missed Sci-Fi Shows

I recently came into possession of the complete series of Farscape. I was always intrigued by the show, just not enough to actually watch it. All I know about it is that an astronaut goes through a wormhole and ends up on the other side of the galaxy. He somehow boards a living ship that is populated by aliens, puppets and an attractive lady who looks human (and may be human, I don’t know ‘cause I haven’t seen it yet.) This got me thinking, how many other sci-fi shows are out there that I never watched for one reason or another? I know that’s probably a list that I could write for the rest of my life, so I’m only going to list stuff that was on in my lifetime that I had the opportunity to watch but didn’t for some reason. Continue reading

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